Neumarkter Lammsbräu (Organic) Pilsner | Neumarkter Lammsbräu

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Neumarkter Lammsbräu (Organic) PilsnerNeumarkter Lammsbräu (Organic) Pilsner

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Neumarkter Lammsbräu

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 63 | Ratings: 142
Photo of OtherShoe2
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pale gold with a chill haze and a decent white head. Light lace.

Light malt and sweet grassy notes. Some minerals and bitter herbs.

Great version here. Light malt sweetness, with grass and grain husk, going right to moderate bitterness, some grain and light hops, finishing clean. Just right.

Light bodied, good feel. Loved this. Beer easy to drink, worthy.

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Photo of BexterK
4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Forgive me if I'm not 100% accurate with my descriptions - my first official beer review.

A. Pours pale straw yellow with a 1/2 inch head that retains.

S. Herby (marijuana/skunk) essence on the nose. Not much else.

T. Sweet malty biscuit flavor. Faint aftertaste of lime.

M. Lively carbonation with a smooth finish.

Overall a very pleasant session beer. Skunkiness (from the green bottle, perhaps? Or maybe from the hops?) is not overwhelming, almost pleasant when you associate it with the hops. Light and clean but not underwhelmingly so. For one of my first pilsners that I've TASTED instead of just drank, it's got a very pleasant character!

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Photo of drpimento
3.12/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This came from a green glass bottle, but without skunk. Poured with a small, fine head that slowly faded and a little lace. Color is a very slightly hazy yellow and has some small bubble trails. Aroma is grain, malt, a little hop. Flavor shallow, with noticable bite on the tongue from the carbonation, a little underlying malt sweetness and only a hint of hop. Smells better than tastes. Body is ok, carbonation a bit sharp. Finish is like flavor and has some length. Also, surprisingly, a bit of alcohol warmth. Nothing special; better than macro and nice that it's organic.

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Photo of colforbin73
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i am not a big pilsner drinker... but this one drinks just like you would think a pilsner should. good and crisp and light... you might even say, refreshing!

pours a very pale clear light yellow. there is a wisp of foam for a second but i blinked, now it's gone. the smell is grassy, spring wheat and barley. and this leads you right into the dry grassy taste,

but not too dry, not too grassy. there is a good play of light malty sweetness and the notion of hops in the freshness and zing. this beer is very well balanced, slightly tart sweet and dry at the same time. it's carbonated just right, little bubbles fizz up on the tongue. there is no stale aftertaste. the drink is extremely clean and refined.

oh pilsner -- where have you been? great summer beer... i would have this again gladly.

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Photo of bubseymour
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - this beer is a little more cloudy than most pilsners. Hints towards the appearance of a witbeir but still has the yellow pils color. Small 1 finger head with nice texture.

Smell - Mine was skunky and some straw hints. Probably slightly skunked from trassport and the green bottle.

Taste - very nice balance of the noble hops and straw/grassy flavorings. Nice German offering and much lighter on the hop crispness than some other Pilsners I've had of late.

Mouthfeel - Good.

Overall - this a well made German Pilsner with nice flavorings and very well balanced. Not as hoppy and crisp as others but very good and easy to drink none-the-less.

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Photo of dasenebler
3.45/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

.5L brown bottle, best before 4/24/11.

Pours a nice, lightly hazy yellow-gold with a good two-finger head. Retains at a thin layer with some lacing.

The aroma is very woody and earthy for a Pils, not so much of that typical sulfuric-Noble thing going on.

The flavor is nice and clean. Again the woody leafiness is present, along with other signs of hops: grassiness and a subtle tangy citrus character. The malts are restrained and lightly bready. The mouthfeel is smooth and softly carbonated, though it still falls a bit flat on the palate.

This admittedly wasn't the freshest of bottles as I'm drinking this just over a month before expiration, but it's still a solid Pils with a mellow, natural hop character.

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Photo of MasterSki
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to emerge077 for this one. Served in a pilsner glass. No obvious freshness date. This is poured from the oddly shaped green bottles that feature the USDA organic logo.

A - Pours with three fingers of off-white foam that quickly settles to a thick, chunky, cap, leaving behind attractive lace patterns. Body is a lightly hazed white peach-flesh color that features some suspended sediment.

S - There's a faint bit of skunk, thanks to the green bottle, but once it warms it dissipates and reveals a honey, bread, and pilsner malt aroma that is lightly accompanied by freshly cut grass.

T - Taste is a mostly bread and biscuit, with a hint of lemon and herbs.

M - Texture is quite nice. Very refreshing, with crisp, soft carbonation, medium-light body, and a lightly sticky finish.

D - This is a nice, easy-drinking pilsner. Ditch the green bottles though - I don't appreciate skunk, even if it only lingers for a minute or two. I put down my 33cl in less than 10 minutes.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma kind of faint but contains lager yeast, grain, light malts and a good amount of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of grain and lager yeast, then some light malt sweetness comes in. The hops presence is good for the style and provides a nice balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a decent poundable beer worth drinking for a long time.

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Photo of chinchill
3.35/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle served in wide mouth glass

A- Golden yellow; slightly darker than many pilsners. Ample white head with good retention.

S- Strong aroma for style. A lot of pilsner malt with grassy and earthy notes, and adequate hop presence.

T- An amplified pilsner with somewhat stronger flavor than average. Clean finish.

M- The mouthfeel is light with a good amount of carbonation.

D- The drinkability is good for a pilsner, but I definitely prefer a good Czech pils.

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Photo of emerge077
3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slight haze, decanted off the yeast at the bottom, supposedly why the bottle has that odd design. Glowing goldenrod orange. Sticky drips of lacing form an attractive crown, and the white foam remains for the duration of the glass.

Soft malty bread dough aroma, slight lager skunk that fades after a minute, herbal and grassy. Unmistakably German and very clean.

Flavor is similarly malty with a lemony, herbal hop character. Much like a tea with honey and herbs. Clean and soft feel, biscuity malt flavor. Pleasant with a dry aftertaste. Very simple and balanced, subtle with ever so slight nuances.

The packaging was pretty wordy, and detailed their environmentally friendly practices, which I applaud. They use ColdTrack™, which is a fully refrigerated line of transport & distribution. Hopefully Whole Foods picks them up, this seems tailor made for them.

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Photo of wcudwight
3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pale yellow with a thin wispy head. Nice lacing.
Smells like fresh cut grass.
Lot's of pale malts and grassy hops. This one packs a lot of flavor into a light bodied session beer. I like this one quite a bit. Easy to drink. Good pool, sports, bbq beer.

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Photo of cpolking
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is USDA certified organic. It pours cloudy and golden in color with a nice head. It has a pleasant aroma of grain and clean, fresh straw with a hint of floral hops. The flavor follows the aroma, has a touch of what I call the lager "funk" and just a bit of tartness before a slightly bitter hop finish. A very pleasant German lager.

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Photo of joemacpherson
4.48/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: clear golden yellow. lots of carbonation and a thin creamy head lingering just on top of the surface.

S: lightly toasted malted grains, and a fresh hint of grass and lime from the hops.

T: whoa that's good! a sophisticated balance is achieved between the malts and hops. Coming through is layer of honey-hay malt intertwined with a light but crispy-floral hop presence. a delicate balance all the way through. Sweet malt profile up front but nothing too dominating. A bit of a sourdough flavor toward the end that has a spicy tinge on the tale.

M: smooth and full, crisp and quite dry.

D: I could drink this beer all the time.
I will seek their ways.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue X:

Hmm ... organic and naturally carbonated, no use of hop oils either. One could say this is a retro German Pils, as most of the mainstream Pilsners have resorted to more industrial-style techniques. We held back the last ounce or so of beer to ensure a clear pour, seeing the thin layer of sediment on the bottom of the bottle. Very clear, pale golden-yellow color, masterful work with the lacing as there are rings on the glass after each sip. Sweet grain smell, a light honey-like and grassy character, hops come off a little herbal and spicy, but stay soft in the aroma. The carbonation runs very deep and does not skip a sip with the sublime crispness. Right from the get-go, the malt and hops battle it out for dominance, and they end up calling a truce as both seem to meld middle to end. Extremely clean malt palate with a long-running graininess. Hops supply an even amount of bitterness, flavor goes from lemon oil to herbal to spicy. Clean and dry finish.

This is an amazing beer, and we hope will help teach the masses in the US what German beer is all about, or even to narrow it down a bit ... what Bavarian beer is all about. Pen this one in on your must-try list.

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Photo of merlin48
4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 ounce green bottle. This organic pilsner pours a hazy yellow gold body with a tall vanilla white head. Retention is excellent and blotches of clingy lace sticks to the pils glass.

Aroma opens with grassy and herbal hops, followed by notes of lime peel and black pepper. As it warms, bready sourdough hints emerge.

Mouthfeel has a lively carbonation and light medium body. Very smooth, even velvety on the palate.

Taste has a spicy and herbal hop bitterness. A lemon zest twang segues into fresh lime juice notes as it warms. A hint of honey sweetness from the mostly dry and crackery malt adds a nice touch as it warms. Mineral notes are present and add a complexity I've not encountered in a pilsner. Finishes clean.

Wow! This is one of the better beers of any type that I've recently sampled. Definitely one of the best pilsners I've ever had. Excellent!

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Photo of bcm119
4.26/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is the organic pils. Hazy light straw color, bright white head. Fresh, grassy eastern European hop aroma with a bit of honey sweetness. Bright, upfront flavors of pilsner malts and grassy hops. A touch of grain, with a fleeting, light honey sweetness in the middle. Smooth undertones of doughy bread. Crisp, clean, real German flavors. Very nice, one of the best Pils I've had.

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Photo of popery
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pretty good pilsner. Pale lemon yellow body with a fizzy white head. Slightly hazy. The aroma is bready and grassy. There's good hop and malt character, giving the beer a nice balance for a pilsner. Flavor is mildly sweet with a nice hop bite in the finish. It's not a terribly complex beer, but it's quite drinkable. Mouthfeel is lively. Gentle hop oiliness coats the mouth after each sip. Also, the bottle is a fun shape. This is another good imported pilsner that I'd love to drink in large amounts, but the price is just too high to justify it for a session. It's frustrating that there aren't more similar American beers. I'd like to have some cheap local options.

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Photo of crossovert
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz oddly-shaped green bottle, organic.

Pours a hazy gold, appears to be unfiltered. It has a fluffy white head that leaves lots of lacing.

The smell is earthy baked bread all the way. Im not smelling much variance form the hops besides straight up earth and a bit of cat urine. It isn't a skunky urine smell either. It is reminiscent of American pilseners.

The taste is decent. The hops are super earthy and floral and they dominate the taste with an underlying bread tone. There is not much bitterness, only a subtle kiss.

It is interesting, the hops seem very american and they caught me off guard. They aren't super bitter but very key to the flavor, usually a German pilsener is a perfect combo of malt and hops, this one is a bit more skewed, and not in the best way but an acceptable way. It is like a better version of Prima Pils.

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Photo of Walken
4.42/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Neumarkter Lammsbräu: Organic Pilsner (No Date) (Tasted 05/11/10)
11.2 oz. bottle, poured into a dimple mug.

Appearance: Lightly hazed golden color with a few chunks of foam on the top, which fades down into a solid cap, leaving rings of lace as it fades.
Odor: Whiff of floral, somewhat grassy hops. Sweet steeped pilsner malt aroma with hints of raw grain and honey in the background.
Consistency: Light bodied with a full malt palate adding a hefty feel to the beer. Carbonation is nice and firm, lending the requisite creaminess to balance the beer.
Taste: Paradise. Perfect game of give and take between malt and hop. Malt, as hinted by the aroma is a mix of fresh cracked grains, raw and somewhat nutty with a lightly candy-sweet dimension. Hop flavors are herbal and lemony, bitterness rises to meet the malt and stays firm. Finish is crisp with a pleasant, light hoppy flavor lingering in the mouth.

Mmmhmmm. This is great, seems relatively fresh for a German import. This is a great beer overall and for style, it more than justifies the stiff markup for an import four pack, try it!

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Photo of corby112
3.45/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly cloudy dark golden yellow color with a one finger frothy with head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Sporadic chunks of lacing are left behind.

Pilsner malt aroma with hints of earthy hops, citrus fruit, straw and grass.

Nicely balance with a decent amount of earthy, piney hops balancing out the pilsner malt. There's also some sweet citrus flavor, possibly lemon peel, along with a slightly earthy grass and straw character. The earthy hops counter the sweet malts notes very well making this a clean, crisp beer with a slightly dry finish.

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Photo of cjgator3
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle

A- Pours a golden yellow color with a nice white head that leaves a ton of lacing around the glass and features very good retention qualities as well.

S- The aroma is very nice I must say. I could smell it as I was pouring it in the glass. A lot of pilsner malt and grassy hops.

T- The taste like the aroma is light bodied with a lot of pale pilsner malts and a good dose of spicy grassy hops in the finish. Much more of a bite in the finish than I was expecting, I'm liking it so far.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D- The drinkability with this one is very high for me. This is a perfect session beer. Under 5% ABV and full of flavor. Highly Recommended!

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Photo of brentk56
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a pillowy head that retains at one finger and drapes lace down the sides of the pilsener glass

Smell: Bready aroma, with some honey sweetness and grassy hops

Taste: Bready, at the outset, with the citrusy/grassy hops delivering by mid-palate; after the swallow, the sweeter malts return to the foreground, though there are hints of lemon and lime citrus

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: This beer verges toward the sweet side relative to other pilseners I have tasted and also has an interesting hop profile - more citrus and less noble hops than I would have expected; having said that, it is very refreshing and enjoyable

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Photo of lstokes
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an attractive pilsner, hazy gold with a substantial frothy head and minimal lacing. The smell is very bready and sweet, and so is the taste. In my opinion this beer errs towards the malts and the grassy flavors, which are of higher quality than a lot of german pilsners, but there's a sort of hop infusion, subtle but delicious. Herbal, mint, a bit of citrus. The finish is bitter but soft.

The mouthfeel is very creamy, with a fine carbonation, and it's overall highly drinkable.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was a cute novelty I saw in the cooler at a local bar, I ordered it because of the lamb on the label, and it was German, and I had not had it before.

"Organic Pilsner" - interesting. Poured from a bottle into a kolsch glass. Beer is a little hazy, this is surprising for a pilsner. Beer is yellow and has moderate carbonation, not a lot of head but its fine.

Smell is unoffensive, just a regular smell. May have the slightest hint of skunk to it.

Beer is wet and clean. Finishes cleanly and is very refreshing. There is some hint of the sulfur in the flavor but I don't find it distracting or especially out of style. Drinkability is high, a good little beer.

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (33 cl.), tasted in 2009.

Appearance : pale golden color, with white foamy head (some lacing).
Smell : grain and hoppy aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet malty and grassy flavours, with dry bitter finish.
Drinkability : an good organic beer in the style German pilsener.

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